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Gia O'Groske
Gia O'Groske

#1 Little Miss - Age 8 Coon Rapids, MN Gia can swim all by herself at swim lessons. She loves the color teal because it reminds her of the beautiful ocean. She has been working hard at downhill skiing. Princess Partners: Brenda Johnson - CITech Solutions Inc., Tebco Drywall Inc. - Troy Gillispie, Melvin & Charleen O'Groske, Troy & Amanda Mattick, Leroy & Marlys Rowe, The Devries Family

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Jenecie Karelis
Jenecie Karelis

#2 Little Miss - Age 8 Cambridge, MN In 5 years, Jenecie hopes to be a scientist. She has visited Arizona many times. Her favorite food is french fries and Perkins. Princess Partners: Trisha Karelis, Jennifer Fredrickson

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Lila Tjader
Lila Tjader

#3 Little Miss - Age 8 Plymouth, MN Lila's favorite color is pink…because girl power! She has been working hard at walking by herself. She is involved with Girl Scouts and MN Special Hockey. Princess Partner: USA Inflatables - Kurt & Shanon Wresh

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Greta Lindbo
Greta Lindbo

#4 Little Miss - Age 7 Coon Rapids, MN Greta's best day ever would be fishing on her boat with her dad. She loves to go downhill skiing. She would love to meet Kelly Clarkson and ask her to sing with her. Princess Partners: Champlin-Brooklyn Park Academy for Math & Environmental Science Staff

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Ruth-Evelyn Pranke
Ruth-Evelyn Pranke

#5 Little Miss - Age 6 West St. Paul, MN Ruth-Evelyn is proud of being a star student at her elementary and having beautiful handwriting. Her favorite color is purple because it brightens her day. She loves to go swimming at water parks. Princess Partners: Ken & Jean Vanderzee

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Annamarie Kneller Spence
Annamarie Kneller Spence

#6 Little Miss - Age 8 Cambridge, MN Annamarie has been trying hard to do a somersault underwater. She laughs at her dog Teddy. She loves to dye her Barbie's hair using conditioner and food dye. Princess Partners: Patricia Helland, GP & Bean - Julene Rooney, Tony & Bev Krall, Family & Friends of Annamarie

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Zoe Hostad
Zoe Hostad

#7 Junior Miss - Age 10 Ramsey, MN Zoe's hidden talent is singing Feliz Navidad. She can read the book "Pete the Cat" all by herself. Her favorite food is pizza. Princess Partners: Friends & Family of Zoe

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Kassy Sjoblom
Kassy Sjoblom

#8 Junior Miss - Age 11 Wyoming, MN Kassy's hidden talent is that she can do wheelies in her wheelchair. She has a pet bunny at home. Her favorite food is pasta, chicken, and Great Moon Buffet. Princess Partner: Jeannie Sjoblom - Little Friends Daycare

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Olivia Reich
Olivia Reich

#9 Junior Miss - Age 10 Coon Rapids, MN Olivia has earned gold medals in gymnastics. Her best day ever would be going to the ocean with her best friends. She can even swim by herself without a life jacket. Princess Partner: iComp Payroll - Robert Scalia

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Alyssa Masker
Alyssa Masker

#10 Junior Miss - Age 11 Hastings, MN Alyssa belongs to Black Dirt Theater. She has a rat as a pet. Her best day ever would be traveling all the way to Australia with her friends. Princess Partner: Jay Krisnik

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Brooke Coplan
Brooke Coplan

#11 Junior Miss - Age 10 Coon Rapids, MN Brooke's hidden talent is dancing. She really enjoys going to the splash pad outside. Her favorite music is Taylor Swift, especially her song "Shake it Off". Princess Partners: Floors by Becker - John Becker, Nicole Fenstad - Princess Party Pals

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Alice Fleischhacker
Alice Fleischhacker

#12 Junior Miss - Age 9 Roseville, MN In 5 years, Alice hopes to be a mermaid at Weekiwachee Springs in Florida. She is proud of her cross-country skiing and reading abilities. The thing that makes her laugh is hiding from her teacher. Princess Partners: Family by Alice, Medtronic Incorporated

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Madeline Lavalier
Madeline Lavalier

#13 Junior Miss - Age 11 Cottage Grove, MN Madeline is proud of being selected as Gillette Children's and Children's Miracle Network Hero Patient Ambassador in 2018. She loves to go swinging at the park and eating Noodles & Co. Princess Partners: Wayne & Rebecca Lavalier, Tom's Pumpkin Farm - Teresa Rongitsch, Brett Hammond - Awards by Hammond Inc., Rachelle Lavalier & Jeremy Strasburg

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Kate Mielke
Kate Mielke

#14 Junior Miss - Age 11 Zimmerman, MN Kate's hidden talent is swimming like a mermaid. She loves to play the game UNO. If she could travel anywhere, she would go to Disney World to go on Slinky Dog Dash with her dad. Princess Partner: VAA

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Kaili Quevedo
Kaili Quevedo

#15 Junior Miss - Age 11 Waconia, MN Kaili is in a wheelchair dance group. She has volunteered at Feed My Starving Children with her family. She is proud that she can get our of her wheelchair and walk by herself. Princess Partners: Soul Art - Carolyn Nordin, Cheryl Jones, Janene Nordin, Michelle & Jose Quevedo

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Autumn Schmidt
Autumn Schmidt

#16 Junior Miss - Age 9 Otsego, MN Miley loves to play pranks on people. She enjoys fast music like the song "Timber." She belongs to a dance club and AWANA. Princess Partner: Sandy Navin

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Cameron Scott
Cameron Scott

#17 Junior Miss - Age 11 Otsego, MN Cameron is proud of winning awards in Special Olympics horeseback riding for four years. She has been working hard at being able to swim without help. She enjoys camping and ice fishing. Princess Partner: Federal Foam Technologies

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Kayla Paulson
Kayla Paulson

#18 Teen Miss - Age 13 Becker, MN Kayla's talent is making her family laugh at her jokes. Her favorite color is purple because she likes the MN Vikings. She enjoys Hip Hop and Ed Sheeran music. Princess Partners: Rachel Kottke - TCF Foundation, Keenan Paulson - TCF Foundation

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Lacie Evans
Lacie Evans

#19 Teen Miss - Age 12 St. Paul, MN Lacie describes herself as beautiful, funny and a goofball. In 5 years, she hopes to have a job and her own cell phone. She enjoys helping take care of little kids. Princess Partner: MAVO Systems

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Emily Loegering
Emily Loegering

#20 Teen Miss - Age 12 Stillwater, MN Emily can play the harp. She is proud of her medals she won at rhythmic gymnastics at the Special Olympics state meet. Her favorite color is purple because it makes her happy. Princess Partner: Mary Lynn Loegering

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Chloe Museus
Chloe Museus

#21 Teen Miss - Age 12 Cambridge, MN Chloe hopes to be doing crafts and being able to cook her own food in five years from now. Her hidden talent is being able to speak in a British accent. She describes herself as funny, kind and generous. Princess Partners: Lon & Tammy Schmidt, Trent & Emily Museus

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Cyan Steinbrecher
Cyan Steinbrecher

#22 Teen Miss - Age 14 Milaca, MN Cyan is very proud that she shot her first turkey last spring. Her favorite color is black because it is the color of their truck. She can even ride her bike with no training wheels! Princess Partners: Santiago Lions, Dr. Chris & Amy Nord, Shawn & Keri Steinbrecher - Steinbrecher Trucking, Greg & Jennifer Kemper

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Allie Polden
Allie Polden

#23 Teen Miss - Age 13 Blaine, MN Allie's talent is dancing and singing in front of her mirror. Her favorite activity is walking her dog Lucky. She enjoys being involved with dance and gymnastics. Princess Partners: Brady & Peggy Polden, Prudential Cares, Kathy Micek

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Ayrissen Meyer
Ayrissen Meyer

#24 Teen Miss - Age 14 Afton, WY Ayrissen is determined, adventurous and silly. She loves the colors of the rainbow. She has been working hard at talking and learning how to do things like hike and horseback ride. Princess Partners: Patricia Meyer, Sonia Filoon, Ron & Jewel Wacker - RW Stucco Inc., Megan Sonnek - Clover Leaf Studios, Family of Ayrissen

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Marissa Solum
Marissa Solum

#25 Teen Miss - Age 12 Blaine, MN Marissa's talent is that she can touch her nose with her tongue. She is proud that she can dance on stage for competitions and recitals. She likes the color red because it is her favorite. Princess Partner: TAK Communications

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Makayla Merdan
Makayla Merdan

#26 Teen Miss - Age 13 Bloomington, MN Makayla loves the scariest rollercoasters. She loves the color blue because of Elsa. She received a dance award for being with City Scape Dance for 5 years, she loves to dance. Princess Partners: Ted Merdan, Dean Ahuja - Fantastic Sams, Dave Merdan, Andrea Merdan, Phyllis Jacobs, Bernard & Roe Enea, Madeline & Joe Briggs, David Jacobs, Taryn Wichterman, Tom Bogaert

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Camdyn Reisner
Camdyn Reisner

#27 Teen Miss - Age 12 Dubuque, IA Camdyn hopes to be in school to become a doctor in five years. She is proud that she has participated in four half-marathons. She loves to play soccer outside. Princess Partners: Sue & Shane Veach, USA Inflatables - Kurt & Shanon Wresh

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Scarlett Lang
Scarlett Lang

#28 Teen Miss - Age 14 Linwood, MN Scarlett describes herself as imaginative, strong-willed and sassy. She is proud of playing the piano in front of people at her recital. She can remember lines to movies really well. Princess Partners: Sandy Navin, United Health Group - Kevin Navin, Lang Builders Inc. - Tim Lang

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Justice Rickenbach
Justice Rickenbach

#29 Miss - Age 15 Blaine, MN Justice is proud of winning the Inspirational Patient Award at Kenny Kids and her gold medal from Special Olympic horseback riding. She has been working hard at speaking in front of people. Princess Partners: Joe & Noreen Rickenbach, Ricky's Embers - Joe & Denise Rickenbach, John & Kristi Rickenbach, Tim Duevel - Duevel Concepts Inc.

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Josie Marshall
Josie Marshall

#30 Miss - Age 17 Andover, MN Josie's favorite outdoor activity is fishing and tubing behind her Grandpa's boat. She has a great memory, like for passwords to electronics. She likes the color red because it is Annie's dress color. Princess Partner: Tom Klint - Midwest Disability

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Emma Bennett
Emma Bennett

#31 Miss - Age 15 Albertville, MN Emma's talent is beading necklaces and bracelets. She has been working hard at reading. She belongs to the Stallions group with Special Olympics bowling and basketball. Princess Partners: Neil & Lisa Meyer, Family of Emma

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Paige Slininger
Paige Slininger

#32 Miss - Age 17 Andover, MN Paige describes herself as fun, funny and a music lover. Her hidden talent is rapping. Her favorite color is light blue because it reminds her of the color of the ocean. Princess Partner: Midwest Disability - Tom Klint

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Cassie Winkelmann
Cassie Winkelmann

#33 Miss - Age 15 Champlin, MN Cassie wants to be helping people in the hospital in five years. She describes herself as outgoing, confident and sassy. Her talent is riding a two-wheeler without help. Princess Partner: Blaine Festival - John Marinan

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Colleen Duffy
Colleen Duffy

#34 Miss - Age 17 Columbia Heights, MN Colleen's favorite color is green because she's Irish and it rhymes with her name. If she could travel anywhere it would be Disney World. She loves ketchup and ranch dressing. Princess Partners: Family of Colleen

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Grace Merxbauer
Grace Merxbauer

#35 Miss - Age 15 Owatonna, MN In five years, Grace hopes to be an astronaut and travel in space. She describes herself as silly, super-hero and outgoing. Her favorite food is tacos and Pizza Ranch. Princess Partners: Stephanie Erickson, Nancy Mowry

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Sammy Snyder
Sammy Snyder

#36 Ms. - Age 19 Coon Rapids, MN Samantha is proud that she played Kate in the most recent production, Annie. She laughs a lot when she spends time with friends. Her favorite celebrity is Adam Lambert. Princess Partner: David Jensen - Mortgagesbydave.com

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Diana Abdallah
Diana Abdallah

#37 Ms. - Age 20 Blaine, MN Diana loves the color purple because it is a girly color. She has been working on her permit test so she can drive soon. Her favorite kind of music is hip hop. Princess Partner: Stephanie Erickson

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Julia Hendrickson
Julia Hendrickson

#38 Ms. - Age 23 Blaine, MN Julia describes herself as funny, outgoing and hardworking. Her talents are making music on her iPad, learning new words and being a cat whisperer. Her favorite music is hip hop. Princess Partners: Brent & Catherine Hendrickson

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Samantha Murphy
Samantha Murphy

#39 Ms. - Age 19 Becker, MN Samantha is really good at being quiet and sneaking up on people. She has been working hard to be Employee of the Month at work. She loves pink because it reminds her of cotton candy. Princess Partner: Suzanne Murphy

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Maren Roberge
Maren Roberge

#40 Ms. - Age 22 Fridley, MN Maren's talents are touching her tongue to her nose and remembering names and information about so many people. She loves the color red, horseback riding and walking outside. Princess Partners: Spring Lake Park Lions Club, CFS Interiors & Flooring - Michael Marden, Bryce & Amy Staudinger, Fridley Lions Club

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Camerynn Peterson
Camerynn Peterson

#41 Ms. - Age 18 Waite Park, MN Camerynn is funny, creative and smart. She loves Starbucks and Red Lobster. She is in the drama program and varsity choir and she rings the bell for Salvation Army. Princess Partners: Steve & Sherry Peterson, Loren Johnson

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Ally Frischmon
Ally Frischmon

#42 Ms. - Age 20 Ham Lake, MN Ally's talent is having really good luck at pull tabs. She loves the song "You got a Friend in Me" from Toy Story. Her favorite food is pizza and cheese bread at Broadway Pizza. Princess Partner: Dynamic Sealing - Jeff Meister

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Meagan Plath
Meagan Plath

#43 Ms. - Age 21 Cottage Grove, MN Meagan describes herself as silly, determined and playful. Her talent is that she can make anyone laugh. Her favorite color is brown because anything can match that. Princess Partner: Tim Maluski Agency

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Sarah Lewis
Sarah Lewis

#44 Ms. - Age 24 Ham Lake, MN In five years, Sarah hopes to work at a dolphin show. She likes the color red because she likes Valentine's Day and Christmas. She is proud that she can microwave things by herself now. Princess Partners: Friends & Family of Sarah

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Megan Krantz
Megan Krantz

#45 Ms. - Age 19 Andover, MN Megan's best day ever would be going to Japan with her best friend. She loves to eat at Mad Jacks. She has won medals in the Special Olympics on the track team. Princess Partners: Arlen Krantz Ford, Karen Krantz, Catherine Krantz, Kerri Norring - Health & Healing Family Chiropractic

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Jade Kilburg
Jade Kilburg

#46 Ms. - Age 22 La Motte, IA Jade is caring, outgoing and has a great personality. Her talent is being able to brighten someones day. She loves going to the Mexican restaurant to eat with her family. Princess Partner: Little Sprouts Preschool & Daycare - Charleen Kilburg

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Stephanie Sobetski
Stephanie Sobetski

#47 Ms. - Age 25 Blaine, MN Stephanie's hidden talent is singing really high notes. She is outgoing, lovable and hard-working. She enjoys playing bingo, walking and doing anything outside. Princess Partner: Tom Sobetski

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Megan Zambory
Megan Zambory

#48 Ms. - Age 24 Coon Rapids, MN Megan hopes to be working as a graphic designer in five years. She loves the color purple because it is the color of royalty. She hopes to travel to London someday. Princess Partner: David Jensen - Mortgagesbydave.com

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Ally McMullan
Ally McMullan

#49 Ms. - Age 24 Lino Lakes, MN Ally enjoys making people laugh. She serves hot chocolate at church and is proud of that leadership role. She has learned to write checks and pays her own rent. Princess Partners: Susan & Bob McMullan

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Leah Hutar
Leah Hutar

#50 Ms. - Age 18 Wyoming, MN Leah's favorite band is Journey. She is able to swim and dive underwater. If she could go anywhere it would be Disney World to meet all of her favorite characters, go swimming and on rides. Princess Partners: Family of Leah

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